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After years of rushing her twin daughters from school to change into traditional Indian clothing, and then hastily traveling to a Hindu temple, Hiral Mehta was relieved to spend an entired day celebrating Diwali in her East Meadow home on Oct. 19. more
Screen panels lined two walls of a 53-foot double expandable trailer temporarily stationed in Temple Emanu-El’s parking lot. Faces of different races and ethnicities lit up each panel: old and young, employed and unemployed, plump faces and ones with defined cheekbones.  more
The introduction of “growth mindset” activities has been changing the way fifth-graders at Barnum Woods Elementary School in the East Meadow School District approach learning. more
The Coalition of East Meadow Community Organizations’ semi-annual bird sanctuary cleanup yielded fantastic results on Nov. 4 as local leaders, school officials and Boy Scout members joined together to clean up the preserve. more
Carmen Rivera delicately placed her official military photo taken on Nov. 6, 1972 in her palm. This month marks 45 years since Rivera joined the U.S. Army.  “Wasn’t I pretty?” she laughed.  more
An elderly Merrick man was struck by a tractor trailer truck and killed on Tuesday afternoon in East Meadow, according to police. more
Eighteen-year-old Alfonso Caggiano watched as another American soldier walked down a road in Velletri, Italy, in May 1944, at the height of the Italian Campaign of World War II. He crouched behind a wall, wishing the soldier would do the same. more
For the first time in more than a century, the Town of Hempstead will have a Democratic supervisor. Laura Gillen, a Rockville Centre attorney, defeated incumbent Republican Anthony Santino on Tuesday night by roughly 2,000 votes. more
Baldwin Democrat Laura Curran pulled out a victory over Republican Jack Martins in the race for Nassau County’s highest seat on Tuesday night, withall precincts reporting, … more
FBI officials have confirmed the identities of the murder victims found on Oct. 25 at Cow Meadow Park, at the end of South Main Street in Freeport, and in the woods between Commercial Street in Freeport and Babylon Turnpike in Merrick on Oct. 27. more
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